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Quick and Easy Projects with Modern Surrealist and Sizzix as featured on PBS

I recently had the pleasure of appearing on the hit PBS TV show Creative Living to show host Sheryl Borden the abundance of inspiring DIY projects which can be created with the Marisa Pawelko Modern Surrealist Collection of Shape Cutters for Sizzix! This unique line of steel rule dies is perfect for making all sorts of easy handmade gifts and accessories! The holiday season is upon us, so run out, grab yourself a Big Shot and get cranking!

Sizzix Cuff Bracelets as featured on PBS

I recently had the pleasure of taping several new segments for the Creative Living with Sheryl Borden TV show on PBS. In this segment I demonstrate how to make awesome cuff bracelets out of Rowlux Illusion Film and adhesive rhinestone sheets from The Buckle Boutique, all cut with the versatile collection of Marisa Pawelko Modern Surrealist for Sizzix shape cutting tools! Stay tuned for more episodes coming soon!

DIY Cuff for Guys, Magic Bracelet and Bookmark by A Little Craft in Your Day

I am loving this dual purpose project by Tanner Bell of A Little Craft in Your Day! Tanner created an ingenious rugged men’s cuff bracelet that can also be used as a bookmark!

IMG_9748-1024x682He created this fun project using the Checkerboard Overlay and Fashion Cuff shape cutting tools from the Marisa Pawelko Modern Surrealist for Sizzix licensed collection of steel rule dies! Visit Tanner’s blog for a full step-by-step project tutorial! He also created this fabulous video tutorial with his business partner Courtney Chambers showing you how to assemble the Magic Bracelet, another fun shape cutter from the line I designed for Sizzix!

Love and Kisses in the Mail


Designer Melissa Phillips created this adorable greeting card using the 3-in-1 Lush Lips and Mini Envelope dies from the Modern Surrealist licensed line of shape cutters for Sizzix!


I love how Melissa used the sheer vellum to create a see through envelope to hold and display the assorted sparkly sequins inside! It reminds me of the baby book where my mom kept a lock of my hair from my first haircut! What an inspiring use of the Mini Envelope die! My brain is overflowing with sheer envelope ideas now!


At the bottom of the card she signs off with three sweet paper kisses made using the Lush Lips die cut. I really like her flagrant use of the stapler as a way of connecting the layered pieces that make up the love arrow. I am looking forward to Valentines Day so I can replicate this card for my loved ones!